HEALTH, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND AWARENESS
The Health, Environmental Education and Awareness (HEEA) program creates awareness and provides education to the public on how the activities of individuals and communities impact the environment.
Some human activities negatively impact the environment. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the environment directly affects health status and plays a major role in the quality of life, years of healthy life lived, and health disparities. Poor air quality is linked to premature death, cancer, and long-term damage to respiratory and cardiovascular systems.